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How long do you let your eggs rest when they have been shipped to you?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hoover67, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    I was wondering how long you should let your eggs rest if they are being shipped. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? The eggs are already a few days old, so I am very curious about how long others let them rest.
  2. justpete

    justpete Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2008
    Southern NH
    8-12 hours works well for me.
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Yeah, that is about what I let mine sit too (generally about 12 hours). Then they are not turned the first day in the bator (in egg cartons) which also helps the aircells re-attach. I like to get them in there as soon as I think is safe. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Depending on my time schedule, anywhere between 6 and 12 hours.
  5. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    Whatever is convienient for you, if you have the bator ready, and the eggs are not chilled, go ahead and put them in right away. if you are not ready for them, go ahead and wait for a day. It will not really make a difference in your hatch rate. An egg that is damaged will not repair itself, no matter how long you leave them set.
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Actually, shipping is really hard on aircells. If allowed to sit for awhile the dislodged ones can (and do) re-attach themselves. Eggs really need to sit quietly and rest a bit before being placed in the bator.
  7. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Quote:I feel the same way.....
  8. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was wondering ~ this too!
  9. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I have never ordered eggs so I had no idea about "resting eggs"

    Thanks for that question & answer! [​IMG]
  10. eastTNchick

    eastTNchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2008
    Decatur, TN
    I was wondering this myself! Thanks for the info!

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